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20221028 Procedural Fairness Letters - expired for CICC 27 October 2023

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Presenter/s: Joshua Slayen JD and Erin Roth JD

Date: 28 October 2022

Time: Noon to 2:45 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $75.00

CPD approval:

  • CICC 2.5 hours - 2.5 CPD hours approved, Expired 27 October 2023. Includes 30 minutes of professionalism.
  • LSBC 2.5 hours - 2.5 CPD hours approved, valid until 31 December 2022 - attendance to this course will provide you with .25 hours/15 minutes of ethics and professional responsibility component for your BC Law Society reporting.
  • For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta. 


Procedural fairness and natural justice rights

What is a PFL
When are PFLs issued and why
How to respond and how quickly to respond
Tips on responding
Case law
How to prevent a PFL
How to appeal a refusal
Ethical considerations and professionalism


College of Citizenship and Immigration - Competency mapping




1.1  Demonstrates knowledge of the Canadian legal system


1.1.1Summarizes the Canadian justice system and the authority and scope of each division.


1.2 Applies knowledge of the principles of administrative law


1.2.2 Explains the meaning of discretion in administrative law and how it must be exercised in various contexts.


6.1 Demonstrates and maintains competence in practice


6.1.2 Stays current and complies with legislation, regulation, professional standards, policies and guidelines.




1.1  Demonstrates knowledge of the Canadian legal system


1.1.1Summarizes the Canadian justice system and the authority and scope of each division.


Joshua Slayen JD

Joshua is a Vancouver-based immigration lawyer who provides immigration services to individual and corporate clients world-wide.

Joshua regularly assists clients with immigration processing, admissibility issues, procedural fairness matters and refusals. He frequently appears at provincial and federal tribunals and levels of Court, and is well-known for his work in accompanying clients to ports-of-entry across Canada to resolve admissibility issues and facilitate the processing of complex work permit applications. Joshua also works with individuals and families, with an emphasis on employment, investment, citizenship, humanitarian / compassionate and family sponsorship-based applications.

Joshua has a diverse background in immigration law, which has included litigating complex immigration matters, and the processing of various temporary residence, permanent residence and citizenship applications to Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency and international Canadian visa offices. Prior to joining Murphy and Company, Joshua practiced immigration law with other leading immigration firms in Canada. He was first called to the Bar in North Dakota (2009), and later called to the Bar in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. 

Joshua is committed to helping clients turn visions into working realities through creative and innovative immigration strategies and a client-focused approach. Joshua has been blogging for The Huffington Post since 2012. He regularly lectures on immigration matters and has appeared on various media outlets.

In addition to Joshua’s Vancouver law practice, he has offices in Surrey, Abbotsford and Prince George, British Columbia.  


Bachelor of Arts, University of Winnipeg
Juris Doctor, University of North Dakota

Erin Roth JD

Her practice focuses on litigation and admissibility issues, assisting individuals and families both inside and outside of Canada. Erin appears regularly before the Federal Courts, at citizenship hearings, and the Immigration and Refugee Board.

Erin started her practice with a focus in refugee law, focusing on RPD claims and the judicial review of refugee refusals. Her practice has expanded to complex inadmissibility cases and appeals, including clients facing allegations of inadmissibility for security, criminality, medical, residency, and misrepresentation. Erin’s practice also includes representing individuals, families, and groups before the Federal Court addressing all types of refusals or delayed applications.

Erin is actively involved with the Immigration Section of the Canada Bar Association (CBA). She has just finished a 2-year term as the Co-Litigation Coordinator for the Immigration Section and a 5-year term representing the Section at the Federal Courts Bench + Bar Liaison Committee. She volunteers as immigration counsel through Access ProBono with ISSofBC and is a regular presenter at conferences in British Columbia and nationally

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